The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

 

By Todd Deatherage

Alexander-and-the-Terrible-Horrible-No-Good-Very-Bad-DayWhen our kids were little, one of our favorite books was Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day about a little boy who wakes up with gum in his hair and, as a day of disheartening events unfolds, decides he wants to move to Australia.  

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The Telos Team Visits Northern Ireland

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By Todd Deatherage

The Telos team has just returned from an experiential learning retreat in Northern Ireland. Five days in Belfast is not nearly enough to fully understand what the locals call “The Troubles,” that long period of sectarian violence that largely ended with the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

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An Interview with Stu G

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Stu G, well-known Christian artist, Telos alumn, and dear friend, just released another piece in a major series of work inspired in part by his experiences with Telos. The film, A View from the Hill, is part of The Beatitudes Project, which explores the announcements and invitations that Jesus makes during the Sermon on the Mount through the film,

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Israel’s Elections: 5 Key Takeaways and 5 Action Points

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party won Israel’s elections on Tuesday, likely cementing his role as Israel’s longest-serving and most prominent leader.

While Likud’s victory was narrow, Israel’s right-wing parties together demonstrated significant support for their pro-occupation, anti-pluralist, pro-settlement policies.

What do these elections mean for the future of Israelis and Palestinians?

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The Family that Love Built

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The Family that Love Built A Call for Biblical Peacemaking by Todd Deatherage

Taken from remarks given at the Blue Conference, Fairfax Community Church, March 29, 2019.

In the summer of 2015, a group of 250 heavily armed residents of Phoenix planned a provocative protest outside a local mosque.  

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How We Change This

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Friends:

 

We’re launching a new campaign: How We Change This.

Because life has rarely felt as uncertain for so many of our friends—on the ground in Israel/Palestine and in communities around our own country.

 

Things must change for the better.

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The Power of Weakness

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By Todd Deatherage
Photo by Kevin Rogers

 

In August, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to the south of Israel to participate in a ceremony at the newly renamed Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center.  He used the occasion to send a warning to Iran and others who might threaten Israel,

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Starting with Self-Interrogation

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By Todd Deatherage
Photo by Robert Jewett

In the midst of long-running conflict in which grievous wrongs have been done, it is easy and natural for each side to place all the blame on the other party. But in many cases, the work that opens the door to transformation is taken up by those willing to self-interrogate.

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Speaking in Hope

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The events of the last few weeks emphasize the need for the transformative work that we at Telos are doing with your help. Over the next year, Telos is working to create Pro/Pro/Pro communities in more cities and towns around the US. We’re also expanding the resources and programming that we offer you here in the US after you’ve returned from our trips and conferences.

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